I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella
On display at the Queen Victoria Art Gallery from 18 January to 17 February 2019.
This exhibition displays works that reflect on the intersections of art and activism, by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella.
Raquel Ormella employs a wide variety of media, including video, painting, installation, drawing, textile, paintings and zine production. I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella features some of her seminal early works, alongside more recent textile and text-based works and new commissions. The exhibition reveals Ormella’s experimental relationship with textiles and a playful exploration of semiotics, critical hallmarks of her sustained practice.
I hope you get this is the artist’s first major survey exhibition. Through her use of text and symbols, notably in her intricate embroidery work, Ormella invites audience members to engage with issues of nationalism, political activism and environmental intervention. Curated by SAM Director, Dr Rebecca Coates, and SAM Senior Curator Anna Briers, the survey exhibition will feature four significant bodies of work within the artist’s oeuvre.
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella is a NETS Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum touring exhibition.
Image: Raquel Ormella, I hope you get this 2018, silk and cotton embroidery thread on linen, 8 x 10 cm, courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane © the artist
Photo: David Paterson